Mid-Market — SoMa Alleyways Phase 2 Project Update

From Department of Public Works:

Update on the exciting improvements coming to your neighborhood soon –

SoMa Alleyway Improvement Project Phase 2 includes 6 alleys:

  • Minna and Natoma Streets from 6th to Mary Streets.
  • Tehama, Clementina, Shipley, and Clara Streets from 6th to 5th Streets.

Streetscape improvements include: 

  • New sewer main
  • Raised crosswalks and handicap ramps
  • Traffic chicanes
  • Textured asphalt paving
  • New traffic Striping
  • New street trees
  • Replacement street trees for existing dead or unhealthy trees
  • Pruning for designated existing trees
  • Replacement of street lights along:

 Minna and Natoma Streets from 6th to Mary Streets

Tehama and Clementina Streets from 6th to 5th Streets

Here is what will happen next:

  • Tree Planting Notices: Property owners received a notice via mail if a new street tree or shrub is going to be planted in the sidewalk in front of their property.
  • Tree Removal Notices: Existing trees that are unhealthy or dead have a notice posted on them. All removed trees will be replaced with a tree or a shrub.
  • Community Meeting for Project Update
  • Tree planting and Tree removal hearing will take place on November 25, 2013.
  • After the construction contract is awarded notices will be sent to inform of construction starting date.
  • Anticipated start of construction early 2014
  • Estimated length of construction 9 months

 

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